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Biden visits Everglades

April 27, 2012
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

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SCCF Natural Resource Director Rae Ann Wessel with Vice President Joe Biden during an airboat tour of the Everglades Monday. Accompanied by Senataor Bill Nelson and Representative Alcee Hastings, Biden highlighted the Obama administration's commitment to accelerating the planning process and initiating spending on a suite of Everglades restoration projects to a gathering of advocates, agricultural representatives and agency staff. Senator Nelson encouraged Biden to see the progress of the one-mile Tamiami Trail bridging project currently under way and the proposed site of the future 5.5 miles of bridge that has been approved and is up for appropriation.

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